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Have 47 Republican Senators Committed a Crime? Yep.

How do I put this… I have repeatedly proven that the Republican Party is a bunch of incompetent boobs, who don’t really care about you. I’ve implied many times that they are somewhat un-American in their approach, although when it comes to calling someone “un-American” I tend to hold back …

Crap Cutting 101

What Are Americans’ Values, Exactly?

I know it seems a bit jingoistic to say, but this truly is “my country, right or wrong.” The key words there are “or wrong.” The reason I protest or write columns about things I feel are wrong is because I love America and Americans. I don’t complain about things …

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It’s Past Time to Tax Religion

Churches have become increasingly political in recent years, and that’s fine. There is a right to free speech and all. However, if they insist on inserting themselves into politics, why should they be allowed to get away with not paying taxes? The rest of us don’t get to do that, …

Being Better Liberals

Put The Progressive Messaging Machine Back on the Rails

There have been so many potentially game-changing moments for the progressive movement over the last few decades, but the game never actually changes. The fact of the matter is, the progressive movement has largely been toothless for more than a generation because we let opportunities slip away because they don’t meet our …

Crap Cutting 101

Saint Reagan Really Wasn’t Even a Good President

There is recently yet another round of right-wing lionization of Saint Ronald of Reagan going on as we speak. (No, I will not tell you where it’s happening. It’s not worth the pain and suffering.) It’s puzzling, really. Not only do they lie about the few decent things he did …

Being Better Liberals
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Liberals, here’s our chance, if we don’t blow it…

I wonder how many liberals realize the opportunity we have right now to re-shape the politics of this country into something we can live with? All we really have to do is to kick the Republican Party out of office; and if you look around you, that shouldn’t be hard …

Civil Rights
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What’s the Difference? Religious Extremism is Always Wrong

Last week, at the National Prayer Breakfast President Obama said something that probably should have been said years ago. Ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a significant segment of this country’s population and its leadership have been allowed to express a religious bigotry that is nothing less than shameful. With the …

Being Better Liberals

Progressives: Watch Your Mouths!

For a group of people as seemingly obsessed with the use of language and memes as the professional left pretends to be, they don’t seem to do it very well. They liberally (pun intended) sprinkle their language with many phrases and terms we really should have stopped using a long …

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A Reminder Why Ted Nugent is the Perfect Mascot for Today’s GOP

I subscribe to a number of right wing newsletters and email lists using a throwaway email account, so that I can keep up with their shenanigans and talk about it once in a while. And it seems like every quarter or so, one of these “causes” touts the “wisdom” of …

Civil Rights

The Disgusting Specter of Drug Testing for Welfare

First off, I don’t use drugs. They’re stupid and pointless, and I’ve seen many lives ruined. I don’t just mean the illegal ones. I also rarely drink. Occasionally, I’ll have a glass of wine or beer, but even that’s rare. I don’t care if anyone else takes anything, as long …

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The “Free Market” Fantasy

Since Saint Regan was elected in 1980, an incredible fiction has been perpetrated on the public that needs to be addressed. That fiction comes with the simplistic notion that there is such a thing as a “free market.” They actually hold this belief closer than they hold their expressed belief …

Being Better Liberals
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Most Universal Health Care is NOT Single Payer…

The ultimate goal of health care reform should be universal health insurance. It’s about creating a system in which every American has access to the health care they need when they need it, without losing everything they have worked for in the process. It’s about making the system affordable and …

Being Better Liberals

You’re Not Progressive Just Because You Say So…

Earlier today, a right winger on Twitter asked me to define “progressivism” in 140 characters or less. Of course, I responded by informing him that such a thing is impossible, because we’re a diverse lot. Progressives don’t have a single set of beliefs or views on issues or ideology. That’s …

Civil Rights

Eric Holder Helps Save the Constitution

It’s not possible to overstate the importance of a move Attorney General Eric Holder made Friday when it comes to restoring at least a semblance of the constitutional republic we all dreamed of before we became so preoccupied by the “Drug War.” It’s funny; we think we’re so much smarter …

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This is Why We Lose, Progressives

This is the kind of crap that kills the progressive movement. Actually, there are a lot of things wrong with this article, but I want to focus on the headline and the image. This is an article sent in my email by Daily Kos, dated Thursday, January 15. Here are …

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Obama and FDR: More Similar Than Many Think

There is absolutely no problem with the fact that a great number of liberals, including me, and even some PUBs (Progressive Unicorn Brigade) and professional lefties, refer to themselves as “FDR Democrats.” Why wouldn’t we?  Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a great president with an excellent record. He came along at …

Civil Rights

Republicans just don’t get this concept of rights…

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free … it expects what never was and never will be.” — Thomas Jefferson One of the most bothersome things about the Republican Party these days has to be their sheer hypocrisy when it comes to the concept of liberty. Many claim to be …

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For better or for worse?

There is a tendency to think our society is more screwed up than it’s ever been, and I understand that as a reactionary response. However, what you are actually witnessing is our society trying to un-screw itself up. There are a lot of things available to us that disgust us, to …

Being Better Liberals

Why didn’t “Democratic” voters vote? Here’s the REAL Answer

I’m going to try to make this short and sweet. Knowing me, good luck with that, right? No final numbers have been released, but turnout for the 2014 election has been estimated to be just under 38%. Again. And, true to form, in the five days since that debacle, I …

Being Better Liberals

The Inherent Danger of Distraction by the Shiny Keys

This country has to stop the contentious bickering that constantly occurs in our politics. We need to put aside minor differences, and get back to building this country into what we all know it can be. And while it doesn’t seem like it at times, progressives are the ones who should …

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